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Korean artist spends up to 10 months painting photo-like images of fish and reptiles

Realism off the scale: Korean artist spends up to 10 months painting photo-like images of fish and reptiles that can cost £34,000 to buy

  • Hy Young-Sung Kim, 45, from Seoul in South Korea, first took up art in 1993 
  • Paintings can cost 10 months to complete and costs up to £34,000 to buy
  • Hy said: ‘I shock the people with my art, people will say ‘wow that’s not a photo.’ 

An artist who specialises in 3D art has created a series of epic hyper-realistic paintings of fish and reptiles.

Incredibly, the artist spends up to 10 months on each masterpiece.

Hy Young-Sung Kim, 45, from Korea, first took up art in 1993 and continues to shock people with his oil paintings.

Kim said which viewers often mistake his work for photography.

Each painting, which is usually inspired by nature or city life, takes him three to 10 months to complete.

Hy said: ‘I shock the people with my art, often people will say ‘wow that’s not a photo,’ when they realise I’ve painted the image.

Each painting, which is usually inspired by nature or city life, takes Hy three to 10 months to complete

‘It takes between three to 10 months to complete one piece of artwork.

‘I am pursing an advanced extreme hyperrealism that precedes any reality, it will be more real than photographs and high definition monitors.’

Hy Young-Sung Kim graduated from Department of Painting, College of Fine Art, Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea, in 1997. 

'Kim uses contrasting subject matter to illustrate the distinction between the living and the material,' said a profile on the artist 

‘Kim uses contrasting subject matter to illustrate the distinction between the living and the material,’ said a profile on the artist 

Hongik University is widely regarded as the best architecture and art school in Korea. 

According to a profile of Kim on PlusOneGallery.com: ‘Through his paintings, Young Sung Kim visually critiques the level at which we place “value” on objects both commercially and ethically. 

‘Kim uses contrasting subject matter to illustrate the distinction between the living and the material.’

His paintings range in price from £17,000 – £34,000.  

Hy Young-Sung Kim graduated from Department of Painting, College of Fine Art, Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea, in 1997

Hy Young-Sung Kim graduated from Department of Painting, College of Fine Art, Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea, in 1997

 

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